These easy Lentil Mushroom Burgers are a quick and easy weeknight meal or cookout alternative for those that don't eat meat. And the homemade barbecue sauce cooks up while you are making the burgers to give this the perfect tangy, spicy sweet touch.
This week on Our Family Table we are making burgers. And the creations made from the others in the group have me drooling.
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I am going to be honest with you, no one is going to be fooled into thinking this is a ground beef burger. Please don't even try. Your kids will know you are lying and not trust you again. But make no mistake about it, just because it doesn't taste like beef doesn't mean they aren't scrumptious! The mushrooms add a bit of a crunch so it isn't a mush patty like some meatless burgers. And the simple barbecue sauce bursts with flavor.
Grill up some extra mushrooms and onions to add on top for even more deliciousness.
Lentil Mushroom Burgers with easy barbecue sauce
- 8 oz low sodium tomato sauce
- ¼ cup molasses
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon chipotle chili powder (more or less to taste)
- 1 teaspoon low sodium seasoning "salt" (I use Pappy's choice)
- 1 cup dry lentils
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 cup mushrooms, diced (plus extra for topping the burgers if desired)
- ¼ cup onions, diced (plus extra for topping the burgers if desired)
- 1 Large egg, slightly beaten (or flax egg (see note))
- 1 cup panko bread crumbs (gluten free if desired)
- 1 teaspoon low sodium seasoning "salt" (I use Pappy's Choice)
- 4 hamburger buns (gluten free if desired)
- In a small sauce pan combine all sauce ingredients and simmer over low heat.
- In a medium pot cook lentils in water per package directions until very soft, 15-20 minutes. Set aside to cool
- While lentils cook, saute mushrooms and onions in olive oil over medium heat until onions are translucent, about 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.
- Combine lentils, mushroom and onions, egg, panko and seasoning in a medium bowl and form into 4 patties.
- Cook on an oiled cast iron griddle/pan for about 5 minutes aside.
- Serve burger on buns with barbecue sauce and additional burger toppings.
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That sauce sounds to die for and your burger is gorgeous.
I've had some good meatless burgers before but never one with lentils. I need to give this a try!
I think these look so interesting! I haven't tried a burger like this one before but I am certainly willing!
I always try to offer some vegetarian/vegan options when hosting a party. Thanks for sharing.
Cheese Curd In Paradise
This sounds great! I love lentil mushroom burgers! I also think your sauce sounds wonderful! I love the addition of the chipotle chili powder!
Inger @ Art of Natural Liivng
I've been working with lentils more again lately. This is a great idea!
Such a hearty and delicious looking burger. And that sauce sounds so good.